Alison currently creates year-round curriculum for children at Calvary Presbyterian Church and works with a Childcare Team of over ten professional caregivers to provide a safe and engaging learning space. She plans for Sunday Studio classes geared to support infants to 3rd graders and expose them to music, stories, and small and large group learning activities. She leads over 130 people (newborns, toddlers, caregivers, parents and grandparents) in early childhood music, games, and stories at the weekly Calvary Wednesday Playgroup. She directs a week-long children’s summer camp and trains youth and young adults to be camp counselors. Her curriculum scope is based on values such as: respecting ourselves and our neighbors, encouraging people to use and cultivate their gifts and talents, caring for the earth, and connecting with others through music, dance, storytelling, and drama.

Alison has been teaching and tutoring academic subjects since she started teaching History I (ancient world history through art history) to freshmen girls at Convent of the Sacred Heart High School in San Francisco in 2001. She also created an art history curriculum based on New York art museums. She enjoys offering art work comparisons, open-ended questions, and specific critical thinking exercises. She has a M.Litt. in Art History from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland and a B.A. in Art History and Italian Cultural Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara including one year of Education Abroad Program at the University of Padua, Italy.

As Director of Children and Family Ministries at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Alison enjoys integrating ancient history and art of the civilizations in the bible, as well as interfaith and intercultural conversations into weekly curriculum for Sunday Studio (children ages 3-9 years). She customizes the lectionary-based lessons for each age group and connects the theme with the bible passage discussed in the sermon, so that parents and children will be able to talk about a united theme each Sunday. Alison develops the children’s curriculum for the annual All-Church Retreat at Mt. Hermon.

She has worked individually with many types of student learners on: academic writing, organization, study skills, English, Spanish, Italian, history and art history, and has prepared students for standardized tests and online courses.

“...my daughter has thrived under her attention like no one other’s.” — Parent

“Alison Faison is distinguished by her work.” — Parent